The Apostle Paul instructs believers that we are not walk in the futility of our minds. When we do, we are living like someone alienated from the life of God. Jesus says He came to bring abundant life (John 10:10). So, how is our thinking suppose to change? The book of James indicates that sin begins in the mind (James 1:14-15). Therefore, it is imperative to have our thinking renewed- this, coupled with presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice, is our spiritual worship (Romans 12:1-2). Join me, along with Professor Tricoli, as we discuss how to build psychological resilience.
Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self,f which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.